OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN – Public Practice Bootcamp and Public Lectures

In Artist Professional Development, For Members on September 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Public Practice Bootcamp
Wednesday, September 7 – Sunday, September 11, 2011
Intensive introduction to the questions and approaches surrounding public practice in art. Key topics to be investigated include biography, subjectivity, production site, critical analysis, power relationships, audience, collaboration and praxis. Through reflective writing exercises, interactive presentations, theoretical readings and in-depth discussions students have the opportunity to engage with faculty, artists and cultural workers exploring Los Angeles and related contexts.

Free Public Events:
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6-8pm
Los Angeles as Production Site
Los Angeles is frequently a subject for public practices as a site of artistic and cultural production. Artists Claude Willey and Sandra de la Loza and cultural geographer Lisa Kim Davis will discuss their practices and other options for responding to the cultural and physical landscape of this developing region.

Friday, September 9, 2011, 7-10pm
Alumni Exploring the Field
Public Practice program will present recent projects involving a variety of neighborhoods and community groups in Los Angeles and beyond. Includes a special karaoke performance by Pedestal and the All Girl Band.

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 11am-1pm
Making a Case for Skid Row Culture
The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and the Urban Institute developed a framework for identifying and evaluating the cultural infrastructure of Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. Critical pedagogy theorist Christopher Robbins will facilitate discussion with artists John Malpede and Kevin Michael Keys of the Los Angeles Poverty Department to explore their findings.


Otis College of Art and Design
Graduate Public Practice Program
18th Street Studio
1657 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 846-2610


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